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WobblyPromotions.com Cookie Compliance Policy

 

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Most websites on the Internet will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website. Cookies make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier. If a website doesn’t use cookies, it will think you are a new visitor every time you move to a new page on the site – for example, when you enter your login details and move to another page it won’t recognise you and it won’t be able to keep you logged in.

Some websites will also use cookies to enable them to target their advertising or marketing messages based for example, on your location and/or browsing habits; or to track the effectiveness of their advert on certain domains. Advertising cookies also track the number of clicks on an ad and it's location so that the correct commissions can be paid to their affiliates. By refusing these cookies you may be denying an income to the people who work to promote these ads.

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other websites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).

We use cookies on all of our websites, and on those we design and build for our customers and clients. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser within the browser files on your computer. The text file is then sent back to the server each time that the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector. This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one and those we design for our customers and clients.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of some pages of our websites. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

 

THE COOKIES WE USE

Membersip Logins - Once you are logged into one of our membership websites, the cookie will be able to keep you logged in as you browse the site. Once you leave the site, this cookie is deleted by the browser unless you have opted to save or remember your login details.

Shopping Carts, Subscription Forms and Order Forms - Order forms and Subscription forms do not generally save cookies, they simply send the data that you entered directly to the webmaster or owner of the business so that they can send you more information, or prepare your order. Subscription forms also send information requied by the anti-spam laws as evidence of your request for more information. This will be data such as your IP address, the date you registered, and the method you used to sign up. Shopping carts use cookies to keep track of your selection whilst you are browsing the store. They may also save the goods in your cart after you leave the store so that they are still there when you return at a later date.

Advertising - The banners and ads we display on our sites do not save any personal information. They merely track the number of times they are displayed and clicked upon so that our advertisers and affiliates can get statistics on how well their ads are performing in relation to the number of times they are displayed. These statistics are made avilable to them either through the website's admin panel, or from the data sent to their domains by the server.

Social Networking - Cookies are used by the social networks to gather information for their users regarding their likes and shares. Many users and websites are now linked via their social networking preferences. Embedded content from YouTube, for instance, that a lot of our clients use on their websites will use third party cookies.

 

TYPES OF COOKIES

First party cookies - are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site.

Third party cookies - are set by a different organisation to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example YouTube or Flickr, and these sites may set their own cookies.

More significantly, a website might use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on their website. These may also have the capability to track your browsing across different sites.

Session cookies - are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.

Persistent cookies - are saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and are not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. For example, we use this type of cookie to store your preferences, so that they are remembered for the next visit. Our store pages may also use these to track customers repeat purchases so that the original affiliate that referred you can be paid their comissions.

Flash cookies - Many websites use Adobe Flash Player to deliver video and game content to their users. Adobe utilise their own cookies, which are not manageable through your browser settings but are used by the Flash Player for similar purposes, such as storing preferences or tracking users.

Flash Cookies work in a different way to web browser cookies (the othercookie types listed above are all set via your browser); rather than having individual cookies for particular jobs, a website is restricted to storing all data in one cookie. You can control how much data can be stored in that cookie but you cannot choose what type of information is allowed to be stored.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

More information can be found at these two websites:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie
http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx

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